Want to time travel back to 2007 and relive all the hardcore, punk, metalcore and emo glory of the Canadian “scene”? Well, too bad, that shit don’t fly. Instead, join us for our inaugural Snapshot article to rundown the bands, films, and threads that defined the scene.
The Cancer Sucks, Hardcore Doesn’t compilation is a storm in a bottle, and the fact that it helps support a cause on its own terms doesn’t hurt either.
What do we say to singles that rock as well as carry depth? Yes, please! HAWXX’s Brexit-ready track “The Lie” is catchy, screeching, melodic, and a blast.
Following on from their previous outing, Mississauga-based chuggernauts Hammerhands have put out another beast of an album; Model Citizen is a black dahlia of sludge and doom.
Twenty years ago Electric Frankenstein released How To Make A Monster. Relieving the record through the lens of the 20th anniversary edition (Victory Records) proves just how lasting and influential this album is.
The new EP Hostile by Calgary-based metalcore sextet Widmore keeps ticking all the boxes; If you like clean singing with your screaming, get into this band—they’re about to blow up, and for good reason.
Heavy is the currency of the future, and MTXS are gonna be rich. Check out Ache, the most intense thing to come out of England since the Poll Tax.
Dead Tired released their first full-length in late March via New Damage Records and, now that we’ve finished peeling back the layers, it’s a rock and roll release for the hardcore crowd you should definitely run, not walk, to get your hands on.
We entered a rabbit hole called The Gerogerigegege and it lead directly to the Japan’s noise punk music scene, one which shared (and continues to share) space with the gay and BDSM scenes simultaneously. There we began to understand a mysterious band surrounded by bondage, masturbation, secrecy and noise.
“Industrial came about because a bunch of British avant-garde artists got tired of strictly doing street performance and wanted to start a band.” So begins our latest installment of A Ridiculously Short History of…; this time around, INDUSTRIAL!
Though not the first to don the moniker Hysterics this Newmarket, Ontario three-piece punk band is arguably the most exciting iteration for anyone looking for a fresh take on punk and grunge alike.
Just in time for Halloween, Daughters are finally releasing what is arguably their most anticipated album. Due via Ipecac Recordings, it’s one of the most horrifying things we’ve heard in a long time.
Short film “Down Again” focuses on Mark Hunter (vocalist of Chimaira) and his experience of mental illness. Directed by Nick Cavalier, it’s a brilliant short film that manages to have as much aesthetic impact as it does insight.